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Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $10,800
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Overview


Prepare to teach English language learners in a variety of settings with a 100% online Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) degree from ULM. Taught by our diverse faculty, many of whom are non-native English speakers, this accelerated program is designed to give you an authentic learning experience with cultural courses as part of the curriculum.

Gain an overview of how cultural groups and individual cultural identities affect language learning and school achievement while studying the principles of English linguistics including phonology, syntax, and pragmatics. Explore current technologies and learn the practical approaches, theories and techniques for teaching English as a second language to elementary, secondary and adult education students.

In as few as 15 months, you can be prepared to work within academic or corporate settings globally as an Administrator, Curriculum Supervisor, ESL Instructor or Instructional Coordinator.

Courses

The coursework for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) online program is accelerated, offering eight-week terms for a total of 36 credit hours.

To see the full list of courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) online program.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) online program is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


To earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) online, students must complete the courses listed below for 36 credit hours.

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes application of research methods in PK-12 setting, the collection and assessment of diagnostic data for student achievement, and the study of existing research and instructional strategies.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed as an overview of major theories and research related to the nature and role of culture. Also studies how cultural groups and individual cultural identities affect language learning and school achievement.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores technologies that are presently being used as educational tools and prepares students for technology use beyond the computer-based information systems. Prerequisites: 4083 or CSCI 5003 or permission from department head.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed for evaluating learning systems with emphasis on constructing measures to evaluate progress and outcomes in social, affective and cognitive areas.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on ESL history, research, policy and current practice in teaching fields that can be utilized to improve teaching and learning for all ESL students.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on theories and practical approaches and techniques for teaching English as a second language to elementary, secondary and adult education students.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Key social and cultural aspects related to first and second language acquisition. Students explore the interrelated nature of language and culture and the development of sociolinguistic competence in first and second language acquisition.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of the structures of written English. Includes study of traditional grammar, with some attention to transformational and structural grammar.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Concentrates on the principles of English linguistics including phonology, syntax and pragmatics with a focus on meaning and structure. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to prepare candidates to incorporate methods, content, materials and research in their instructional areas of expertise with emphasis upon integration of research-based methodology in the classroom. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyses the instructional needs of exceptional children and the application of instructional strategies and curricular modifications within regular classrooms. A. Elementary; B. Secondary. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Performance-based course to develop teacher leaders to enhance student achievement. Issues and performances emphasize the practice of leadership in the school culture, instructional settings, curriculum, team activities, decision making, communication and learning communities.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Internship program designed to give supervised experience in elementary school. Prerequisites: must be admitted to Teacher Education and have approval of director of field experiences. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn credit and grade. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours credit.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work

Regular Admissions

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 3.0 on last 60 hours of undergraduate course work from a regionally accredited university

Conditional Admission

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 2.75 on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA X 283 GRE)

Program Requirements

Applicants to all concentrations, except English as a Second Language (ESL), must hold a valid teacher’s certificate in a field complimentary to the graduate concentration issued by Louisiana State Department of Education or its equivalent. A total of 35 semester hours must be earned for the degree regardless of concentration chosen. Successful candidates also earn their endorsement for Teacher Leader.

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) online.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) $300 $900 $10,800

Financial Aid Application Process

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/14/2019 9/27/2019 10/4/2019 10/14/2019 10/18/2019 N/A N/A 12/6/2019
Spring 1 1/13/2020 12/30/19 1/6/2020 1/13/2020 1/7/2020 1/13/2020 1/17/2020 3/11/2020
Spring 2 3/12/2020 2/27/2020 3/5/2020 3/12/2020 3/12/2020 3/12/2020 3/19/2020 5/11/2020
Summer 6/1/2020 4/18/2020 5/25/2020 6/1/2020 N/A 6/1/2020 6/5/2020 7/31/2020

Course Map

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

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